Bros pyramid & Pyogo Pajeon

I had a slight freakout moment today when I came home to fridge stocked more produce than normal. Since I am the only  veggie enthusiast in my household, I always buy them in limited quantities-yeap I am that weird girl at the check out stand with three tomatoes, a bunch of cilantro (some days I wish I could just pick 3-4 stems instead of the whole bunch)…I hate wasting food okay.

My choices were mushrooms, cauliflower, tomatoes, squash, green onions-  all these fresh produce normally don’t make to my fridge at once, hence the aforementioned freakout.  While I am still keeping up with my meatless monday,  my ideal choice would have been cauliflower curry with plain rice, dal but according to my brothers food guide pyramid- things are slightly different.

 So Monday evenings are slightly challenging to this tired & hungry sister. oliviajasonkim‘s pancake-Pyogo Pajeon (Scallion Pancake w Shiitake Mushrooms) had been on my mind for quite sometime and thought this kind of fit both of our’s pyramid. He likes pancakes and I like veggies :)

In Korean, Pyogo: shiitake      pajeon: scallion pancake (jeon-pancake)
Scallion Pancake w/ Shiitake Mushroom

Makes 3 medium size pancakes
Ingredients
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup ice cold water
1 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3-4 scallions, strips
~ 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, sliced (dried or fresh)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2-3 green chillies, roughly chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
oil spray

Note: if using dried shiitake, soak them in water until soft.

Directions
-In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, eggs and water together and set aside (the batter should be slightly thinner than pancake batter).
-Heat a non-stick pan, add oil spray and stir fry scallions, mushroom, garlic  with soy sauce for 2-3 minutes.
-Add 3/4 cups of batter into the pan, add some mushroom, scallions on top and let it cook for 5-8 minutes or until the edges are brown.
-Using a spatula, flip the pancake and cook for additional 4-6 minutes.

shiitake mushroom is the third most commonly produced mushroom worldwide Excellent source of selenium and good source of iron & dietary fiber

 The woody, spongy shiitake mushroom complimented scallions very well.  Also, I was glad to see how the pancake was not very dense;  I was little wary because I used half whole wheat flour. I didn’t mind it at all neither did the bro so I guess it should not be a problem to most of us out there. 

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